Return 2 India

The first major decision of 2012.  Yup its time for me to close my 11 years old chapter here in Singapore and move back to India.  It hasnt been an easy decision to take, but ya it took time to come to this.  Have been thinking about it for more than 2 years now.  The…

Christmas lightup at Orchard Road – 2009

Christmas is always early in Singapore. By November, the main shopping street of Orchard Road gets fully decked up with lights, christmas trees and other decorations.  This year’s lights were switched on November 8th.  We were there to see the light up.  Paragon had a live band and some pyrotechnics to go along to mark…

Singapore pics

Full2 bijee at work.  Blogging is almost non-existent these days.  Though, am trying  to read as many blogs as possible.   Meanwhile, some random pictures of Singapore taken over the past month. Singapore’s skyline (business district in the background) Fullerton hotel Changi Airport – Terminal3 Changi Airport – Terminal3 Skytrain @ Changi Airport – Terminal3 Beach…

Bangkok beckons this V-Day

Am going off to Bangkok tomorrow for a short holiday with biwi ji.  Will be back in Singapore late on 17th night.  The first Valentine’s day post marriage will be at the Thai capital, which also known as “Krung Thep Maha Nakhon” meaning “City of Angels“. Meanwhile Muthalik and his chaddi gang with the active…

Singapore confers honorary citizenship on Ratan Tata

Singapore on Friday conferred its honorary citizenship on Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group, in recognition of his abiding business relationship with the island nation and his contribution to the growth of high-tech sectors in Singapore. Tata is the first Indian to receive the honorary citizenship of Singapore. Singapore President S.R. Nathan presented the award…

Happy National Day Singapore

Singapore celebrates its 43rd National Day today.  Its been my home for the past 7 years now. Have met some great people during this period, made some great friends for life.  A country and her people to whom i owe so much. A tiny but extremely efficient, safe and clean country in South East Asia. …

Now Watching – Doctor Zhivago

This weekend, i watched Doctor Zhivago. To be honest, i found it better than Lawrence of Arabia. Cant believe that iam having the opportunity to watch such classics courtesy the Singapore National Library. God bless them 🙂 Had heard so much about the director, David Lean. And after watching 2 of his all time classics,…

Acquisitions Galore

HCL acquires Capital Stream for $40M HCL Technologies Ltd. said on Wednesday it acquired Capital Stream Inc. for about $40 million in an all-cash deal. HCL, which has offices in Noida, India and Sunnyvale, said the acquisition is part of a structured M&A strategy “in selected industry verticals by using acquisition to either bridge gaps…

ISB – Hyderabad in FT’s Top 100 Global Business Schools

The Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad is the 20th best Global Business School, according to a list compiled by the Financial Times, UK. In the process, it beat heavyweights like Nanyang Business School of Singapore(46), Carnegie Mellon(48), Leeds(48), Cornell(36) and Michigan State University(48). For the first time an Indian business school achieved a place…

My first ever interview

Oh my…My first ever interview has been published. Thank God, they did find it worth publishing 😉 Anyways, here is the link to the same. Also, do visit the website PakSpectator. There are quite a lot of good articles out there. On second thoughts, i think i will post my full interview here too just…

New Year Updates…

The new year has indeed bought some pleasent surprises for me. * Got a nice salary raise. It was totally unexpected. Had an appraisal in December just before my India trip. But was not expecting much cos every time my expectations had bought me nothing but disappointment. This one indeed exceeded my wildest expectations. So,…

Blogging Break

Am flying off to Hyderabad tomorrow. Will be back in Singapore on 6th January. I will be totally off blogging during this period, unless i can find some time and a good internet connection. In fact, i want to be totally off the net and see if i still have any withdrawal symptoms as i…